The Touching Taj Mahal

It may look different from other photos of this place - Taj Mahal - the wonder of the world. It was evening time and rainstorm soon came. I was impressed by the amazing symetry and fine art of colorful jemstones in pattern of lovely flower all around the marble wall which was rather yellow because of smokey fog from industry nearby. This fog was said harmful to the beauty of Taj Mahal.


At the base floor, there were two coffins laid down the bodies of the Great in-love couple. I felt touched with some feeling beyonds words there. the Ymuna river was on the back side of the Taj. At that time, River was rather dried, lonely livestock stood on crack river bed and the dark blue sky with rainstorm and the Taj Mahal with great history made me felt rather lonely and sad inisde.


Before we left, I just turned back to take fast shot. I feel this photo after entering the Taj comes along with fulfilled feeling comparing to the photo taken before entering.


Next I went to Agra Red fort on opposite bank of Ymuna river. There, we went into a room that the King was imprisoned. His only happiness was everyday watching the Taj, the monument of his great love, on opposite side of river through small window and eventually he died in this room.


We were looking the Taj Mahal from this small windows and imagined how and what the king saw and felt through this window, then we all felt sudden sharp coldness like freezer in this room so without any words we three ladies from three counties (Malaysia, Filippines, Thailand) ran out from that room till the front gate. The place may record long and emotional stories which still last and remain strong power if we were coincidentally connected with.


Location : Taj Mahal, Agra, India

Camera : compact 35 mm Pentax

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Taken on May 29, 2006